A fashionista queen know for her revolutionary style – Marie Antoinette is an obvious choice for my final Halloween look. We were inspired by the faux rustic farm that Marie had built at Versailles, sometimes a girl just needs to get away from it all and frolic in the fields in a ballgown and some sick jewels!
Any working mom (or at least the one’s I associate with!) will tell you…. “Let them eat prepackaged cupcakes!” Marie Antoinette, part sheltered teenager and part delusional queen. Gotta love her!
Bracelets: Xenia Mara layered crystal and vintage chain cuff, Lulu Frost rhinestone sunburst bracelet (right hand). Eddie Borgo yellow gold pyrimid bracelet and Iosselliani fall 2016 rhinestone bracelet (left hand).
Rings: Hitchcock Madrona vintage inspired cocktail rings. Limited edition.
Earrings: Xenia Mara vintage chain and rock crystal sparklers
Yes queen! Iosselliani rhinestone statement necklace as crown.
Necklaces: Xenia Mara double row rock crystal spikes. Love this necklace – it is organic, tough, wearable and a bit magical. If you don’t have a rock crystal piece in your jewelry wardrobe consider one. I wear mine constantly!This is the Deception Pass bridge in Washington State. It is (I fact checked this!) 180 feet tall and was built in 1935. Hardly any of the bridge pictures were usable because I was so scared! Melissa Baerwald my amazing friend and photographer kept telling me to relax but that wasn’t happening. In fact, it was so scary that when I tried to go to sleep that night I couldn’t – my mind had me falling off the edge! A little too close to poor Marie’s date with the guillotine for my taste!
Who doesn’t want to be Madonna? What’s your version? Mine is “Like a Virgin” Madonna. Forever ingrained in my brain….. This was my first album, tape, actually. A 5th birthday gift, along with a “boom box” and Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Not bad, right? 1983 was a good year. Still have the cassette player (somewhere at my parents house) and still listen to these albums. They have stood the test of time!
Bracelets: Lulu Frost rhinestone sunburst, Eddie Borgo yellow gold pyramid, and Xenia Mara bronze and rock crystal cuff. All amazing alone or layered.
Dressed up in all my loves (Iosselliani, Eddie Borgo, Xenia Mara, Lulu Frost, and Jennifer Behr) and letting my inner Material Girl run wild!
Iosselliani asymmetrical rhinestone necklace – love this piece! It is delicate but packs a punch. The whimsy of the random/asymmetrical crystals are perfect to take it away from stuffy.
Jennifer Behr rhinestone barrette used as a broach. Bracelets (right hand): faux pearls (costume store), Iosselliani rhinestone and gold plated bracelet, Eddie Borgo yellow gold pyramid bracelet.
Iosselliani cluster rhinestone ring. Obsessed! These vintage looking rings are fused together – looks like you raided your grandmother’s jewelry box and wore them all.
Go ahead, find your Madonna and express yourself!
All photos by Melissa Baerwald – instagram: melissabaerwald website: www.melissabaerwald.com.
We love Halloween here at Hitchcock Madrona. I mean, what’s not to love – dressing up in delicious fashions, playing with hair and makeup until it’s just right, and of course finding the perfect accessories to complete the look. This year we’ve taken it to the next level with an amazing series of photos by the talented Melissa Baerwald.
First up – our version of the Tim Burton classic Edward Scissorhands.
We found the perfect location
…..an abandoned mental hospital! Northern State Mental Hospital located in Sedro Wooley, WA. Abandoned in 1970 and left to….rot. Photo shoot – gold!
This fall we have a new shipment of Mariella Pilato jewelry. Originally from Italy, Mariella has lived in Bali for 22 years. Her designs are architectural and powerful. This cuff speaks for itself!
Mariella Pilato sterling silver and quartz necklace and bracelet. Available in-store now.
Hitchcock Madrona Signature Black Druzy Quartz Ring (sterling silver and yellow gold plated).
Dress by Comme Des Garcons and harness by Zana Bayne.
High fashion, statement jewelry, spooky abandoned mental hospitals – just another Hitchcock Madrona Halloween! More amazing posts coming soon!
Check out Melissa on Instagram: melissabaerwald and online: www.melissabaerwald.com!
Last year, we held our first trunk show for local artist: WHITE/SPACE. It was such an instant hit, it’s time to do it again.
This time around, the designer was inspired by Italian mid-century modern art and architecture.
Designs are simple with clean lines in solid gold, diamonds and pearls, but the price points aren’t intimidating.
Saturday, October 22nd
12 – 5 pm
WHITE/SPACE pink pearl and diamond earrings. These earrings are so elegant. The pearl twists off so that you can get them on and off your ear. Every detail is thought out and executed perfectly!
No boring diamond studs here! Diamond pave and white gold studs.
Solid gold and high quality pink pearl necklace and earrings.
Hope to see everyone at this amazing event!